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Test Catalog

Test ID: CFRCS    
Bacterial Culture, Cystic Fibrosis with Antimicrobial Susceptibilities, Varies

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged. Antimicrobial agent appropriate to the organism and specimen source will be tested according to Mayo's practice and the laboratory's standard operating procedures.

 

See Special Instructions to review the table that provides a listing of the antimicrobials routinely tested in our laboratory as well as antimicrobials that may be tested upon request. These tables are organized by isolate groups and are not all inclusive. Call 800-533-1710 and ask to speak to the Bacteriology Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Laboratory if the organism or antimicrobial of interest are not listed in these tables.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Shipping Instructions

Specimen must be received in laboratory within 48 hours of collection.

 

See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions for shipping information.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Sputum, expectorated or induced

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

 

Acceptable:

Specimen Type: Bronchial aspirate or washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, endotracheal, or tracheal

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

 

Specimen Type: Throat swab

Supplies: Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

Container/Tube: Culture transport swab (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies liquid medium)

Specimen Volume: Swab

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Other Dry swab

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated48 hours